Caffeine And Bipolar Disorder
Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:14 AM
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:52 PM
But... i have been SUPER irritable lately, I am still unmedicated....haven't had a chance to get to the doc yet. I'm surprised i haven't been fired or fought yet! I just hate ppl right now....but i love to work and make money. After a cup i'm super jittery. I can't shgut up, i dance all over the place, im just.....crazy.
So i'm trying to ease off of it now. Its addictive!
Posted 14 July 2012 - 09:22 AM
Posted 14 July 2012 - 09:42 AM
Another interesting one that would be nice to know, is nicotine...?
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Bipolar Disorder: Manic Dep, Exec Dysfunction, Gen Anxiety, Social Anxiety
Marfan's Syndrome: Cardio Vasc inv (MVP), Joint/Limb inv, Sight inv, Classic Marfanoid Appearance, no Scolliosis/Mjr Pectus
Current Medications: BP (Lithium, Lamictal, Welbutrine, Fluoxitine), MFS (Cardicor, Coxflam, Tenston-SA), Other (Tegretol)
Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:03 PM
I would say for most of you, a cup or two in the morning should not have a great affect on your mood unless you are caffiene sensitive If you are the latter, it's best to avoid caffiene altogether and use herbal teas or juices if you must drink anything. Also, avoid drink containing caffiene )Colas, energy drinks, Mountain DEW to name a few .)
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:00 AM
I'm still currently looking at alternatives to lift my mood without putting me into an extended irritable mood. Small amounts of Nicotine gum and aspartame seem to help with this thus far.
Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:58 PM
Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:32 PM
Edited by MeohS7, 03 August 2012 - 04:33 PM.
Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:00 AM
Currently on Lamictal, Abilify
Previously on Aurorix, Lexapro, Nardil, Seroquel XR, Zeldox, Zoloft ... that I can remember
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:58 PM
I drink 1-3 cups a day depending on how tired I am from the Xanax and Seroquel. It helps balance out how tired I get from the medications without really affecting my mood.
In the afternoons/ evenings, if I get drowsy I drink a soda.
Dx: Bipolar Disorder , Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Rx: Abilify 5 mg, Lamictal 75 mg, Xanax XR 1.5 mg
Other: Niacin, L-theanine, B-Complex, Omega-3, Acetyl L-Carnitine
Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:44 AM
I'm bipolar and noticed I would turn into a raging mess when I drank lots of caffiene. I used to do the buy 2 for 1 rockstars every morning that I drank before lunch, then I'd suck down 3-4 mt dews during the rest of the work day... then I'd come home and drink a case of alcohol to cope with the days events. I cut out alcohol first and was better. Then I cut out caffeine and things improved even more drastically for me. I do take 300mg of Lamictal for a mood stabilizer too. Doc isn't sure if I should take AD's yet or not. Caffiene never seemed to affect my depressive side, it did however seem to add fuel to the fire in regards to my irritability and manic moods. I'm still a raging Ahole from time to time... but now most times I just vent on people who actually deserve it. May 20th will be one year without either :)
Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:26 PM
Caffeine doesn't seem to make a difference either way for me, doesn't actually seem to have a lot of affect on me at all.
Dx: Bipolar II/III (antidepressant induced mixed states/hypomania)
Rx: 400mg lamotrigine (Lamictal), 800 mg/day of carbamazepine (Tegretol XR)
Failed meds: Cymbalta, citalopram (Celexa), agomelatine (Valdoxan), lofepramine, mirtazapine (Remeron), sertraline (Zoloft), aripiprazole (Abilify), quetiapine (Seroquel), trimipramine (Surmontil)
Partial-success: bupropion/Wellbutrin/Zyban, reboxetine/Edronax, nortriptyline/Pamelor, moclobemide (Aurorix/Manerix)
Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:36 PM
I stopped drinking Diet Coke and I really felt lethargic without it. It's been 3 months and I miss it. But I've been told soda drinks arent that good for you so I'm staying off it. I do drink a lot of Ice Tea which seems to give me more energy to counteract the sedation I feel from my medications. I take a lot of sleep meds so it doesn't interfere with me getting to sleep but I am unable to stay asleep for more than a few hours. But I attribute this to switching from zyprexa to abilify. So for me I think caffeine helps me during the day without any jitters or side effects.
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